Berwick Brewing Company

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Berwick Brewing CompanyBerwick Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

328 W. Front St
Berwick, Pennsylvania, 18603
United States

(570) 752-4313 | map

Cask offerings are limited to occasional gravity-fed firkin offerings.

Added by SierraGS on 02-26-2008

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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by ffejherb:
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited One Guy on a Saturday afternoon in August. I'd been wanting to visit for quite a while, but could never find an opportunity to be near Berwick, short of just driving there. So, we visited during lunch before a gig in Milton, which isn't too far from the town of Berwick.

This place is a little hard to find if you have never been there before. I had to go into a local pizza place to ask for directions. Off the main street, you basically have to go between a car lot and someone's house to get to One Guy. It looks like the brewpub is in an old factory of some sort.

Now, I had heard some people talking about how small this place was, so I was anticipating basically a guy's garage with some tables and brew tanks. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice little clean establishment with a small bar, some tables, a bathroom and some cool local brewania decorating the walls. It did have the atmosphere of drinking in a friend's basement bar, which I personally enjoy.

The selection consisted of four of Guy's brews: a hefe, a pils, a lager and his Season's Wheatings seasonal. I opted for the pils, then the lager, while my wife tried the hefe and the seasonal. Both of my selections were classic and true to style, with excellent body clarity and flavor (see my reviews for more details). As for food, we just decided to BYOF, which made for a nice light lunch paired with some great brews.

Guy is a really nice... well, guy... who enjoys talking about beer and bluegrass, and he will often have some knee-slappin', foot-stompin' tunes playing on the stereo. He also takes great pride in his beers, and the fact that he is the lone employee of his operation makes it that much cooler. This place is definitely worth the drive, not only if you live around the area, but also if you are looking to just kick back and enjoy some classic brews with good people.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of brewale4me
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Berwick Brewing Co. Is a German atmosphered brewery focused on the beer. Very large selection of beers on tap. I had the dry hopped ipa. It was what I expected a good representation of an iPad. Themenu consist of pizza or pretzels. This goes great with the beer.
Overall impression I Love The Place. Recommended.

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Photo of Brew_ski
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
4.23/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of cheggly
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

An exceptional brewery/gathering place, there to brew for its community. 25 taps, ales and lagers (all their own), every beer right on style. Simple fare but delicious and fresh. A place you wish you had in your own town.

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Photo of barflybastard
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of gholmes
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I did not eat, only stopped for some bombers during a road trip. They had a very large selection and the beer was super cheap. The IPA and Porter were both average-above average.

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Photo of MerryTapster
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Pretty basic food menu. Pizza and Bavarian style pretzels. They do have a few beers that I though roughly enjoy, my top being Hondo a kellerbier. Other brews taste pretty solid. Good Pils and Cream Ale if I am planning on drinking a few.

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Photo of Rideguy64
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DarthVorador
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MorgothBauglir
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Nice, with a cozy atmosphere. Liked the whole German beir garten/70's classic rock theme they have going on. Record albums on the wall was a nice touch. About 7-15 beers on tap, plus various wines and food, mainly pizzas, made to order. Prices are a little high, but not extravagant. All & all, a really nice & place that I plan to continue to frequent.

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Photo of tomcowell
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

great place. great view of the Susquehanna river from their really nice beer garden.

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Photo of Tkissell
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of bigdipip
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of psulovesbeer
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Great place for casual beer and pizza. Large selection of styles always on tap and every beer is worth trying until you find a few favorites. Lots of different areas for any type of evening from relaxed outdoors, indoor with the kids, or in the bar with a band. Service can be tough since there is no table service; however the bartenders are great and take care of you quickly.

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Photo of aqualung23
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of de1m0nte
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Drove right past this place without seeing the sign. I think my gps was telling me it was to the right when it was to the right and slightly behind me.

It's too bad that I stopped here less than an hour before they were closing up for the night. Or, maybe that's a good thing. They make a ton of different beers here. A ton. The chalkboard list just goes on and on and on. I'm trying to think if I've ever seen as many choices available at a brewpub at one time. (Two days after this visit, I see even more than this at Pizza Boy.) What I had was pretty good. Though I was deep in conversation with two interesting ladies, so was paying less attention to the beer at that point. I brought home some bottles to try though. Service was attentive but a bit detached. I wonder if they were worn out from a long shift.

I would definitely come back here. With so many different beers to try, it seems almost necessary.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The wife and I were going to Weatherly, PA, and I figured I'd look for something new in the area. There was nothing on the way that really struck my interest or that I had'nt had before, and though this place was about 30 minutes off course, it's high beer ratings drew my interest.

It's a bit hard to find in a small town with lots of wacky one-way streets, and it didn't help that my GPS was sending me to the wrong address. But eventually I found it just off Front St. Innocent interior, basic arrangement, bright and open, with rustic murals painted on some walls and a collage of album covers on others. A small-medium bar seats maybe 15 people. The bartender was a nice girl and took care of us, though I didn't talk to her enough to know if she was really in tune with the beer scene. But whatever, service was just fine, especially since we were the only ones at the bar when they opened.

Normally I don't give a brewpub such a high rating for selection, but with a whopping SEVENTEEN tap lines flowing with house brews, how can you go wrong? A wide array of choices from a cream ale, two kellerbiers, amber, IPA, porter, 3 stouts including a nitro line, wheat beers, saisons, golden ales...really a diverse spectrum here. And as the ratings here would lead you to believe, many of the beers were very good. Even the pils and the strawberry blonde appealed to me, and those are among my least favored styles.

As far as food goes, 13" pizzas are basically all that's on the menu, with pretzels as an option for smaller snacking. The pizza was a great size to split between two people, and quite tasty without being too greasy or bready.

As far as price goes: a pizza, a sampler flight of 6 beers, 3 half pours, and a piece of glassware from the merch stand came to just under $30. Not bad at all.

I highly doubt I'd find myself in the Berwick area again, but I would definitely love to go back to this place.

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Photo of grees20
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Finally had an opportunity to check out Berwick Brewing Company. My girlfriend and I drove down Saturday night and we both came away very impressed and look forward to going again.

Beer: Had about 8 or 9 beers to choose from. Nice variety. They do samplers but we opted to each try two beers. My girlfriend had the Wheat (bartender offered to add apple cider which was nice touch) and the Hondo which is a full-bodied lager. I had the Pilsner (very good) and the Atomic Punk IPA (wonder if it's named after the Van Halen song?)

Atmosphere: It's not fancy. It's an old bread warehouse. Has a unique feel to it with lots of stuff on the walls, including album covers and lots of German beer bottles.

Price: 4 beers and a pint glass cost $20 so it's very reasonable.

Food: Didn't try the food, but it looked good.

Service: Bartender was very friendly, helpful and knew about the beers she was serving.

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Photo of VegasBill
4.15/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This micro is located in an old factory of some sort, so of course I took an instant liking to it.Connected to the bar is an outdoor area they are calling a Bier Garten. I think the idea for this came from a place just up the road called Bandit's Roadhouse that has a outdoor patio out back. It is only open on summer weekends put is is packed all of the time.
As for beer I knew the beer was good but I had no idea how good it really was.I tried the Berwick Lager the Atomic Punk IPA and the Zwickel Pilsner, all were excellent. I was not planning on having that much so I ordered a pizza and again it was very good.

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Berwick Brewing Company in Berwick, PA
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 291 ratings